The 2014-15 ski season will be over in a month’s time, but there’s still plenty of mileage in it and things are looking good for the Easter holidays. Skiing conditions are enjoyable everywhere, but spring is slowly creeping up the mountain and the snow is at its best at higher altitudes.
A few offers for summer in the Alps are beginning to come in and soon it will be time to start planning for next season: especially if you’ve got your eye on a trip during the school holidays!
For more last-minute offers, check out the websites of operators such as Crystal Ski, Inghams, Mark Warner, Neilson, and Ski World. Consult specialist travel agencies, too – such as Sno, Snowfinders, Momentum Ski and Snow-Wise.
Due to reader demand, we now have our ski holiday prices converted into euros (with the exchange rate correct at the time of writing), although you should contact tour operators direct for a quote that doesn’t include travel from the UK.
Val Thorens from £384pp (527€) with Ski Collection
Ski Val Thorens from £384pp (about 527€) and receive 30% off the weeks starting April 11, 18 and 25. Chalet des Neiges Plein Sud is ski-in ski-out and is built in traditional Savoyard style, containing 13 luxury self-catering ski apartments. Prices are based on seven nights and five people sharing on the week of April 11, including Eurotunnel crossings. More information from Ski Collection.
Les Gets from £1,199 (1,643€) per family with Ski Famille
Great savings are now available in La Plagne, Les Gets and Reberty-les-Menuires in April. Price for a family of four in Les Gets departing April 4 is now £1,199 – was £3,800 (about 1,643€ – was 5,210€), including resort transfers or Eurotunnel crossings. Flight-inclusive packages to Reberty-les-Menuires and La Plagne on April 11 are from £1,799 – was £3,160 (about 2,467€ – was 4,332€) for a family of four. In-chalet childcare is also available six days a week. Visit Ski Famille for more details.
Meribel weekend from £129 (177€) with VIP Ski
Every Thursday lunchtime, a selection of rooms or chalets become available for the following week for a short break. Skiers pay from £129pp (about 177€) per night and stay for a minimum of three nights. An extended weekend break, arriving Thursday and leaving Sunday, costs £447pp (about 613€). Currently on offer are short breaks in Meribel between April 12 and 26,; flights and transfers are not included but can be arranged, starting at £89 (about 122€) from Gatwick to Geneva with easyJet. For more information visit VIP Ski.
St Anton for £899pp (1,233€) with Supertravel Ski
Stay for seven nights in the luxurious Chalet Kanzi for £799pp (about 1,233€) – saving £600pp (818€). The chalet sleeps eight and is part of the new Eden Rock project in St Anton. There’s a swimming-pool, steam room and sauna. Arriving April 5, a week’s stay includes full-chalet board, but flights are extra. Details from Supertravel Ski.
Meribel for £378pp (518€) with Erna Low
Stay seven nights at the Hameau du Mottaret in Meribel on a self-catered basis, including return flights from London to Geneva and private transfers from the airport to the resort. This costs £378pp (about 518€) based on five people sharing – which is 20% off the original price. The residence has direct access to the slopes. Departure is April 4. More information from Erna Low.
Sainte Foy from £148pp (203€) with Peak Retreats
Ski Sainte Foy from £148pp (about 203€). Etoile des Cîmes is a newly built residence enjoying a good location right at the centre of the village and at the foot of the slopes. The residence has a spa/leisure centre where you can enjoy free access to the indoor heated swimming-pool. The spa offers beauty treatments and massages and has a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. There’s also a kids Club for ages 4-11 years during the school holiday week starting April 11. Prices based on seven nights and five people sharing, including Eurotunnel crossings. More details from Peak Retreats.
Tignes for £498pp (683€) with Alpine Elements
Take a high altitude ski week in Tignes for £498 (about 683€). Chalet Caroline not only has beautiful views from its large balcony and terrace but it also has a pool table, a good sized sauna, and a hot tub. The chalet is available on a half board basis, and flights depart from Gatwick on April 29. Further details from Alpine Elements.
Brides-les-Bains for £249 (341€) with Skiweekends
Spend six days skiing in the 3 Valleys this Easter from £249pp (about 341€). The trip departs from London Victoria on April 4 with travel by luxury coach. B&B accommodation is at the two-star Hotel Belevedere in the valley town of Brides-les-Bains, which is connected by gondola to Meribel. Visit Skiweekends for further details.
Val Thorens for £499pp (684€) with Ski Total
There’s a range of late deals in catered chalets to make the most of the last few ski weeks of the ski season. For example on the week commencing April 5, Chalet Le Sommet in the high-altitude resort of Val Thorens is £499pp (about 684€) chalet board including return Birmingham flights. More information from Ski Total.
Morzine weekend from £520 (713€) with iGOSKI
A three-night ski weekend in the Portes du Soleil is £520 (about 713€) flying from Gatwick to Geneva, and a short transfer takes you to the Ridge Hotel in Morzine. The hotel, with its two hot tubs and licenced bar, is near the bottom of the Super Morzine lift which will whisk you up towards the Avoriaz sector. This ski deal includes flights departing April 5, half board accommodation and resort transfers. More details from iGOSKI.
Les Arcs apartment from £601 (824€) and kids go free with Pierre & Vacances
On the week of April 11, kids will receive free lift passes when their parents book accommodation with P & V. Premium Residence Le Village is at the heart of Arc 1950 and is ski-in ski-out. That week you can book a one-bedroom apartment for four people from £601 (about 824€), reduced from £751 (1,029€) for seven nights accommodation. Flights currently start from £84 (about 115€) from Gatwick to Geneva with easyJet. Visit Pierre & Vacances for bookings.
Summer In The Alps
Morzine for £319pp (437€) with Erna Low Summer
Stay seven nights staying at the four-star L’Aiglon de Morzine in the heart of Morzine on a self-catered basis, including return flights from Gatwick to Geneva and shared resort transfers for £319pp (about 437€) based on six people sharing. Departure is on August 15. More information available from Erna Low Summer.
Morzine from £280pp (384€) per night with VIP
During the winter season Morzine is a lively resort with a vibrant apres-scene, but over the summer it has a more relaxed vibe making it perfect for family holidays. The resort is popular for touring cyclists, bikers, walkers, and adrenaline junkies, with something for everyone to enjoy. Stay at Nebraska Lodge, with prices from £280pp (about 384€) per night for a minimum stay of three nights self-catering. Optional breakfast can be served for £7.50pp (about 10€) and half board is available on request. Visit VIP for details.